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Australian researchers discover how to reclaim polyester

Queensland University of Technology in Australia says it has discovered how to separate polyester from blended fabrics without damaging the…

Australia invests 20 million in future-proofing recycling tech

Australia’s Federal Industry Minister Karen Andrews has announced that a fund of AU$ 20 million will be made available to…

Indonesia rejects eight ‘dirty’ containers from Australia

Indonesia is returning 210 tonnes of waste to Australia. Local authorities in Jakarta and Surabaya say the material is ‘too…

Australia has big plans for crushed glass

Are glass stockpiles coming to and end? Maybe. Australian researchers have found a way to transform used glass into a…

Australian recycler tackles ‘skyrocketing’ battery waste

South Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem has teamed up with Envirostream Australia to develop safe and innovative recycling solutions to…

Second ‘world-first’ tyre recycling plant coming to Australia

Australian firm Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) is building a second tyre recycling plant. GDT has developed ‘world-first technology’ that transforms…

Australian technology could revolutionise textiles recycling

Approximately 3 million tonnes of post-consumer textiles is landfilled in Australia every year. Not for much longer, say Adrian Jones…

Will Australia’s $600 million waste-to-energy plant get approval?

Australian Paper has teamed up with waste management firm Suez to build an incineration plant that could process 55% of…

Millions of old phones gathering dust in Australian homes

Are you the type to gift the latest smartphone to a loved one during the holidays? Next time, think again….

Australian householders hamper recycling efforts

Ill-disciplined recycling habits among Australian citizens are causing problems at sorting facilities, a new study has revealed. The non-profit environmental…

Australia and New Zealand expand successful PVC recycling efforts

More than 200 tonnes of high-grade PVC waste was diverted from landfill to recycling sites across Australia and New Zealand…